Broward County Artists Wanted for 'Port Everglades Terminal 4 Solar Lamp Post' Artwork Project

Broward County Artists Wanted for 'Port Everglades Terminal 4 Solar Lamp Post' Artwork Project

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program, in partnership with Port Everglades, is seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork for attachment to eight (8) solar-powered concrete street lamps located at the entrance and periphery of the new parking lot adjacent to Cruise Terminal 4 (T-4) at Port Everglades.

This Call to Artists is open to all professional artists, twenty-one years of age or older, residing in Broward County, Florida, who have demonstrated experience completing and coordinating exterior public art installations with construction project managers, and related contractors, engineers and architects. Interested artists should apply only if they are able to complete the project in accordance with the schedule. NOTE: Selected artist or artist team will be disqualified if unable to obtain a Port identification badge that requires a criminal background check.

The selected artist will be responsible for designing the artwork and an attachment method which is in compliance with the Florida Building Code and all other applicable local codes, for the 20.5 ft. high concrete lamp posts. Artwork will be highly durable, resistant to salt and weathering conditions inherent in outdoor seaside environments and low maintenance. The selected artist or artist team's unique approach to the project is welcomed and the desired effect is an aesthetic impact that reinforces Port Everglades' world-class seaport status. Port Everglades Cruise Terminal 4 is undergoing more than $24 million in building modernization and site plan renovations. The selected artist or artist team will be required to collaborate with the contractor and Port project managers during design and installation phases of the project.

"This is a great opportunity for a Broward County artist to contribute to the appearance and sense of place at Port Everglades," says Cultural Division Director Earl Bosworth. "We hope to continue to artistically enhance these spaces through our partnership with Port Everglades."

To see a full version of this Call, including the project description and submittal requirements, visit the Broward Cultural Division website.

For more information, contact Leslie Fordham, Public Art & Design Administrator, at 954-357-7532. Visit the Division website for a map and guide to airport art; or visit the ONLINE TOUR of the County's entire public artwork collection.

"Broward County Public Art & Design program is a national leader in developing model public art policies and best practices, producing exemplary public artworks synthesizing design excellence. Broward County has received five Americans for the Arts Year in Review public art awards over the past eight years an indicator of the program's outstanding commitment in advancing art and design." Liesel Fenner, ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), Former Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts.

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About the Broward Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457.

About Port Everglades
Port Everglades is one of the top three cruise ports in the world because of its modern, guest-friendly facilities and attention to customer service. Seatrade Insider, one of the cruise industry's leading international trade publications, has named Port Everglades the "Cruise Port of the Year" twice in the last four years. With the majority of the world's premier cruise lines and cruise ships, Port Everglades is expected to welcome more than four million cruise guests in 2014, who will choose from a wide variety of cruises, from short island getaways to around-the-world adventures.